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Today Scout and Lark’s mom picked up the portraits I painted of them. She loved them! I’m so happy! This was such a fun commission. I think Lark liked her portrait too…
It’s never too late to commission a custom painting for your loved one – a portrait of their favorite toy from when they were just a kid or a still life composed of a collection of heirlooms…
I can provide a gift certificate now for you to wrap and put under the tree and then we’ll discuss and customize the painting later.
The stages of a canvas.
Sharp pain, almost crippling.
Here’s what I saw. Here’s what it looked like.
I’ve seen lots of paintings and artworks about grief, but I’ve yet to come across any that show it from the perspective of the grieving person – what their world looks like, what they see, a glimpse of grief through their eyes. So I began painting the clothing that he left behind.
Shortly after his death, I put all of his clothes only into the bedroom closet and closed the door – shirts stretched from his muscles, his favorite shoes worn and conformed to his feet, a long sleeved shirt with holes from when he was welding something, a leather jacket with a cigarette butt still in the pocket…I used to imagine that his clothes would somehow manifest him and the door would swing open, he would hop out with a big smile and say, “Here I’m am!”
But, of course, he never will
Purchasing artwork can feel like quite a commitment sometimes. Frequently, I hear people say their walls are already full and they have no room for anything else.
These tiny trolls and other vintage toys will fit just about anywhere! At with a small price tag to match their size, they can easily appease your art impulse buying.
I’m teaching a beginner drawing class at Art Alliance in Greensboro, NC. Here are some really helpful sources for the beginner.
And one of my drawings…
Best place to get supplies: https://www.jerrysartarama.com/drawing-illustration
…at smart sock monkey-ettes who wear glasses. Or do they?
I think this guy is about to… (as soon as he’s done being painted.)